LinkedIn Learning Library (Formerly

Retiree bMail account subscribers have access to LinkedIn Learning, an online learning platform with thousands of top-quality courses taught by subject matter experts. Our goal at the Retirement Center is to support our retirees in their creative, personal and professional growth. The courses taught on LInkedIn Learning are aimed at all learning levels helping anyone to learn new creative and professional skills. 

Courses range from creative writing for beginners, to photography foundations, to learning the basics of your iPhone of iPad, to learning how to become a small business owner. Retirees range in their interests. Some are interested in learning new skills or hobbies, or learning about the history of art, while others love dabbling in social media, but are unsure about “how it all works.”  Others may continue to work or even set off on an entirely new career. Whatever your interest, the Retirement Center invites you to access LinkedIn Learning, to our Retiree bMail subscribers.   

Below is a sampling of tutorials we think retirees may find interesting.

Accessing LInkedIn Learning (formerly - for Retiree Bmail Account Holders

Go to the UC Berkeley webpage to learn more about connecting to LinkedIn Learning using your CalNet ID

If you do not have an email address and would like to set one up, go here to learn about purchasing this:


Photography Foundations Training and Tutorials- From the basics of digital photography to the nuances of shutter speed, aperture, lenses, camera modes, and focal lengths, our expert-taught photography tutorials will help you master the fundamentals of photography, and how to take pictures with confidence.

The Practicing Photographer- In The Practicing Photographer, photographer and teacher Ben Long shares a weekly serving of photographic instruction and inspiration.

Photoshop for Photographers

Art History

Learning Graphic Design History- The history of graphic design is a history of cultural expression, reflecting not only what people thought during a given time period, but also how they felt. Whether you're curious about the development of design or are seeking inspiration for your own creations, expand your visual vocabulary in this comprehensive introduction to graphic design history. Sean Adams, who managed the AIGA historical archives—the largest collection of graphic design history in the world—focuses on the hows and whys of each design movement, detailing the development and evolution of specific styles, techniques, and genres.

Tips for your day

Happiness Tips Weekly- Start your week off right. Get a new happiness tip every Monday to help you live a happier life. Coach Chris Croft provides practical, actionable techniques for finding more time for the things you love and maximizing your day-to-day happiness.

Time Management Tips Weekly - While geared at those who are working, time management can be a real challenge in retirement as well, especially since you likely have more time on your hands!  Consider these tips as they apply to transitions in your retirement.

Music Lessons and Creative Writing

Music Lessons Training and Tutorials- Find exactly what you want to learn from how-to videos about Music Lessons, taught by industry experts.

Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story- learn the craft of writing a compelling story based on what the brain is wired to respond to in every story we hear. Whether you're writing a story from scratch, or revising your story for the umpteenth time, this course offers practical how-to advice.

Social Media and iPad

Learning Facebook- A quick-start introduction to Facebook. Find friends and family and see what they're up to, and share your own thoughts and pictures; learn about privacy settings and more.

iPhone, iPod, iPad Training and Tutorials- Learn how to use an iPhone, iPod, or iPad with our video tutorials. Get tips on taking iPhone photos, recording with an iPad, and iOS troubleshooting in general, plus find out how to use mobile devices in the classroom, or for social networking.

Improving your skills to help non-profits or start your own business!

Writing grant proposals - Tips and techniques for responding to a "request for proposal" (RFP) and for crafting a well-conceived proposal from scratch.

Learning LinkedIn: Learn the basics of Linkedin, including how to build a stellar LinkedIn profile, and shares how to expand your network, look for new career opportunities, join groups, share updates, and contribute your own thought leadership.

Discovering your Strengths- While this video focuses on those who are currently working and helping them to find the right career for them, pleasing their boss, their customers, etc., the principles can be applied to those in retirement, especially those who may be interested in continuing to work and moving into a second career that follows their passion.

Become a Small Business Owner -Start your own business and get it right the first time. Learn everything you need to become a small business owner, from understanding the responsibilities of entrepreneurship to figuring out the legal, financial, and operational aspects of your future business.

Running a Photography Business: The Basics